December

Blood test that provides prior blood sugar average now recommended for diabetes screening, diagnosis

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 -- In an annual supplement to the journal Diabetes Care, published Dec. 29 by the American Diabetes Association, the A1C test is given a prominent role in the 2010 guidelines for diabetes screening, diagnosis and prevention.

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Rose Parade gives UNC kidney transplant patient chance to honor her donor, her son

Monday, December 28, 2009 -- Delores Evans of Durham, N.C., received a kidney from her own adult son at UNC Hospitals after he died in November 2008. On New Year's Day Delores will honor her son, and help promote organ sharing, as a participant in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., riding on the Donate Life float sponsored by OneLegacy, the Los Angeles-area organ and tissue donor services organization.

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N.C. Cancer Hospital Honors sanofi-aventis for Significant Donation toward Hospital Endowment Supporting Innovative Research and Patient-Focused Programs

Monday, December 21, 2009 — In a ceremony today at the N.C. Cancer Hospital, sanofi-aventis Chief Executive Officer Chris Viehbacher and other company leaders announced sanofi-aventis U.S.’s commitment of $2 million toward the N.C. Cancer Hospital Endowment – which helps support the institution’s clinical research and many patient programs.

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UNC faculty elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Thursday, December 17, 2009 — Three University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Family House Diaries: The Gifts of New Lungs and Great Friends

Family House Diaries: The Gifts of New Lungs and Great Friends

Thursday, December 17, 2009 — Kena Sawyers, 46, of Eden, N.C., received a double-lung transplant at UNC Hospitals on Sept. 20, after living 15 years with lungs scarred by pneumonia secondary to adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) she contracted when pregnant with her daughter, Kayla.

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UNC scientists coordinate study to determine link between insulin use and cancer in people with diabetes

UNC scientists coordinate study to determine link between insulin use and cancer in people with diabetes

Monday, December 14, 2009 — The study is designed to determine if diabetic patients exposed to insulin glargine have a higher incidence of cancer than diabetic patients exposed to other insulins or to other glucose-lowering medications.

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Study identifies genetic predeterminants for diabetes in African-Americans

Study identifies genetic predeterminants for diabetes in African-Americans

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 — Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine say a recent discovery suggests that inherited genetic variations exist between whites and blacks living in the U.S., leading to less efficient metabolism of glucose and predisposition to diabetes in blacks.

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Navigating holiday food issues for people with an eating disorder

Navigating holiday food issues for people with an eating disorder

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 — Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., director of the Eating Disorders Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains how the holidays can be fraught with difficulties for people with eating disorders, and offers tips for handling these issues.

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Beat the holiday bulge

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 — Navigating your way through countless holiday parties can wreak havoc on the person watching his/her waistline. UNC's Dr. Cynthia Bulik offers some key ways to beat the holiday bulge.

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Grinch likely depressed, suffers from lack of love, joy, UNC expert says

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 — Being irritable, grumpy and seeking social isolation are also hallmarks of depression, and could explain the Grinch’s disdain for the Who – the tall and the small – his mistreatment of his dog Max and, ultimately, why he tried to stop Christmas from coming.

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AACR Names Perou 2009 Outstanding Investigator for Breast Cancer Research

Monday, December 7, 2009 — Calling his work “one of the most important findings in breast cancer and health disparities in the last decade,” the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has named Charles M. Perou, PhD the 2009 Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

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What’s the best hangover cure? Truth be told, there isn’t one

What’s the best hangover cure? Truth be told, there isn’t one

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 — With the holiday party season at hand, UNC's Dr. James C. Garbutt offers these tips about how to enjoy a few drinks responsibly — while sparing yourself and those around you from the potentially disastrous consequences of overdoing it.

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Santa is ready to ride!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 — A team of UNC medical experts say that Santa is tanned, rested and ready for the big ride he has coming up.

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